July 6

July 6 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on July 6, include:

  • Hop a Park Day - July 6, 2024 (First Saturday in July)
  • International Cherry Pit Spitting Day - July 6, 2024 (First Saturday in July)
  • International Day of Cooperatives - July 6, 2024 (First Saturday in July)
  • International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day 
  • National Air Traffic Control Day
  • National Fried Chicken Day 
  • National Play Outside Day - July 6, 2024 (First Saturday in Every Month)
  • Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day 
  • Umbrella Cover Day 
  • Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include July 6, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Clean Beaches Week - July 1-7
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • Eye Safety Awareness Week - June 30 - July 6, 2024 (7 days starting last Sunday in June)
  • Freedom Week - July 4-10
  • Hellen Keller - Blind Awareness Week - June 30 - July 6, 2024 (7 days starting the last Sunday in June)
  • International Lace Week - July 1-6, 2024
  • National Unassisted Homebirth Week - July 1-7

2024 Monthly Holidays that include July 6, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Tour de France - June 29 - July 21, 2024 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race.
  • Wimbledon - July 1-14, 2024 held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Southwest London, England.
  • Anime Expo - July 4-7, 2024
  • Roswell UFO Festival - July 5-7, 2024 - in Roswell, New Mexico

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 6 is Cancer.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:

  • Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love

Famous Birthdays

  • 1921 - Nancy Reagan - American actress, 42nd First Lady of the United States (d. 2016)
  • 1925 - Merv Griffin - American actor, singer and producer who created Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune (d. 2007)
  • 1927 - Janet Leigh - American actress and author (Little Women, Psycho) (d. 2004)
  • 1946 - George W. Bush - American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States
  • 1946 - Sylvester Stallone - American actor, director, and screenwriter (Rocky, Rambo, The Expendables)
  • 1980 - Eva Green - French actress and model (Bond movie Casino Royale)

Famous Deaths

  • 1189 - Henry II, King of England (b. 1133)
  • 1249 - Alexander II, King of Scotland (b. 1198)
  • 1553 - Edward VI, King of England and Ireland (b. 1537)
  • 1971 - Louis Armstrong, American singer, composer and trumpet player, and one of the most influential people in jazz (b. 1901)
  • 1998 - Roy Rogers, American cowboy, singer, and actor who was one of the most popular Western starts of that time (The Roy Rogers Show) (b. 1911)
  • 2003 - Buddy Ebsen, American actor, singer, and dancer (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones) (b. 1908)
  • 2020 - Charlie Daniels - American singer, songwriter (The Devil Went Down to Georgia) (b. 1936)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1877- Musical composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky marries Antonina Miliukova in Moscow, Russia
  • 1953 - Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) marries Welsh singer Dorry Squires
  • 1960 - Actress Bette Davis divorces actor Gary Merrill 
  • 1968 - U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., marries Brenda Halsinger
  • 1978 - Country singer Tammy Wynette marries record producer George Richey

Quote of the Day

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

Obesogens are chemical compounds that could be a possible factor in the obesity epidemic in this country! Diet and exercise are insufficient to explain the current obesity epidemic. It is important to shift the treatment of obesity to prevention vs. treatment.

Find out more about Obesogens from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website, including the types of Obesogens, and ways to eliminate them!

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This Day in History

  • 1189 - Richard I, known as "the Lionheart" accedes to the English throne
  • 1483 - Richard III is crowned King of England
  • 1560 - Scotland and England sign the Treaty of Edinburgh
  • 1779 - During the American Revolutionary War, the French defeat the British naval forces at the Battle of Grenada
  • 1854 - The first convention of the U.S. Republican Party is held in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1865 - The National magazine is published for the first time
  • 1940 - Australia formally opens the Story Bridge in Brisbane
  • 1942 - Anne Frank and her family go into hiding above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse
  • 1944 - 168 people are killed and over 700 injured in Hartford, Connecticut during the Hartford circus fire
  • 1947 - The Soviet Union begin producing the AK-47
  • 1964 - Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom, and become a republic with Hastings Banda as their first President
  • 1975 - The Comoros declares independence from France
  • 2013 - Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a Boeing 777 crashes at San Francisco International Airport leaving 3 dead, and injuring 181 people
  • 2013 - 47 people are killed, and more than 30 buildings destroyed when a 73 car oil train derails in the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec
  • 2022 - The Georgia Guidestones, a monument with 6 granite slabs in Elbert County, George was damaged in a bombing and the remains were dismantled. The stones were controversial from the beginning.

This Day in Music

  • 1957 - Three years before forming The Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon meet
  • 1964 - A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles' movie debuts in London
  • 1973 - Keep Yourself Alive by Queen is released (video below)
  • 1985 - Sussudio, by Phil Collins hits #1

This Day in Sports

  • 1933 - Chicago's Comiskey Park hosts the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The American League beats the National League in a 4-2 game
  • 1968 - Billie Jean King earns the first ever prize money at Wimbledon
  • 1974 - Jimmy Connors wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles when he beats Ken Rosewall of Australia (6-1, 6-1, 6-4)
  • 1979 - Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert at Wimbledon (6-4, 6-4)
  • 1991 - Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina (6-4, 3-6, 8-6)
  • 2002 - Serena Williams beats her sister Venus for her first Wimbledon singles title (7-6, 6-3)

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Higgs Boson (noun)

1.  (physics)  A hypothetical elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model; a boson with zero spin, it is thought to give mass to other particles.

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